Zambian DNA Spokesperson Spuki Mulemwa has urged President Edgar Chagwa Lungu not to be distracted in his desire to take development to all parts of the country by disgruntled politicians and Non-Govenmental Organisations(NGOs) who are calling for early polls.
National Democratic Congress(NDC) party Secretary General Mwenya Musenge said he will pressurise for early elections, in view of the breakdown of rule of law in the country.
In addition to that, the United Party for National Development (UPND) says the only way the Presidential Petition can be buried is by having fresh elections before 2021.
But Mulemwa said such thinking is myopic, arguing that the term of office in a democracatic state like Zambia is five years.
Mulemwa said he is aware that there are conceited efforts by some politicians and NGOs to scandalise and paint President Lungu black, both locally and internationally.
“The calls for early polls by some disgruntled opposition political parties and NGOs with ill suited agenda to agitate for regime change are misplaced,” Mulemwa said, “The calls for early polls is the cartel agenda to push for regime change on the pretext that the economy is ailing and that there is poor governance structures which is not true.”
Mulemwa said the Zambian people gave President Lungu a five year mandate to rule up to 2021, saying those who seek to contest the Presidency should wait for the expiry of the Head of State’s term rather than using short cuts.
“In view of the forgoing, we urge the Zambian people of good will to dismiss the misplaced calls of early elections because the calls are coming from selfish politicians and NGOs who hate the President with impunity. In the meantime, we urge the President to remain focused on his all-inclusive development agenda and ignore these people.